Unions, temporary employment and hours of work: a tale of two countries
AbstractThis paper is the first attempt to analyse the relationship between unionisation, temporary employment and non-standard hours of work, comparing Spain and Britain, which are characterised by relatively different labour market structures and substantially different degrees of employment protections. Despite such differences, these two countries show remarkably similar responses of unionisation to flexible employment. In particular, we find that union recognition in Britain and firm-level union presence in Spain do not respond to changes in long hours of work, overtime hours and temporary employment, whereas part-time employment is negatively correlated with union recognition in both countries. We find, however, some differences between the two countries when the samples are stratified by industry.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Programa de doctorado en Economía. Universidad de Alcalá. in its series Doctorado en Economía- documentos de trabajo with number 8/02.
Length: pages 37
Date of creation: 01 May 2002
Date of revision: 01 May 2002
collective bargaining; trade unions; temporary employment; hours of work;
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- NEP-ALL-2003-01-27 (All new papers)
- NEP-CDM-2003-01-27 (Collective Decision-Making)
- NEP-LAB-2003-01-27 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-LTV-2003-01-27 (Unemployment, Inequality & Poverty)
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